WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT
By Jacquie Meck
April 02, 2009
Gosh, I guess some people realize that WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT.
We own it we pay for it .... out of every paycheck we make,
and here in Ketchikan pretty much every service and product we
buy and use.
That means the main job of OUR government to to represent US
and our desires. Granted it's not an easy job with so many opinions
The Library - the Fire Hall - the Arts - the Pool .... are all
here for US. They are an important part of our infrastructure
We currently short on industry, and these are the types of things
that people look for when they consider setting up business or
Library: A library is MORE than just books! Today they have computers,
software, films, periodicals, music. They are quiet place to
sit and peruse informative reference materials you might not
necessarily want - or be able to purchase.
Contrary to popular belief, not everyone has a computer or the
financial resource to purchase every book they would like. Not
everyone is in school.
STOP ... and look - really look - at the people around you.
This is not about YOU - or ME for that matter, it is all about
US. The US that live in this community.
I'll bet a lot of those people who left here moved to communities
that have nice Libraries - Fire Halls - Arts & Entertainment
- Swimming Pools.
I don't want taxes raised but I also don't want to live in a
tax-free cave. I really wish we didn't have to spend so much
money to what we are due, but then again, I've been waiting a
long time for that darned fairy godmother to show up.
Received April 02, 2009 - Published
April 02, 2009
Dial's letter and a few of my own thoughts. By Derek Andrews
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